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Table 1 Prevalence of alcohol consumption and grams of ethanol per day, by socio-demographic characteristics

From: A cross-sectional study of alcohol consumption and alcoholic liver disease in Beijing: based on 74,998 community residents

  Total Lifetime Abstainer
N(%)
Former Drinker
N(%)
Current Drinker χ2
Non-weekly
N(%)
Weekly
N(%) Alcoholintakea The age began to drink Alcoholintake in heavy drinkerb
All 74,988 40,148(53.53) 278(0.37) 20,972(27.96) 13,600(18.13) 37.18 ± 40.13 25.53 ± 9.47 98.47 ± 51.77  
Gender          χ2 = 21,467.15
P = 0.000
 Men 34,567 9237(26.72) 198(0.57) 12,791(37.00) 12,341(35.70) 39.21 ± 40.78 24.82 ± 8.76 98.52 ± 51.80  
 Women 40,431 30,911(76.45) 80(0.20) 8181(20.23) 1259(3.11) 15.81 ± 23.42 33.04 ± 12.83 90.41 ± 51.62  
Region 74,998 40,148(53.53) 278(0.37) 20,972(27.96) 13,600(18.13)     χ2 = 581.61
P = 0.000
 Urban 41,999 22,288(53.07) 147(0.35) 12,946(30.82) 6618(15.76) 36.05 ± 38.92 25.79 ± 9.63 98.90 ± 50.35  
 Rural 32,999 17,860(54.12) 131(0.40) 8026(24.32) 6982(21.16) 38.23 ± 41.18 25.29 ± 9.32 98.11 ± 52.95  
Age Group          χ2 = 2790.18
P = 0.000
 25~ 9958 4794(48.14) 46(0.46) 3979(39.96) 1139(11.44) 26.14 ± 32.44 20.61 ± 3.63 102.89 ± 49.22  
 30~ 8513 4087(48.01) 31(0.36) 3201(37.60) 1194(14.03) 30.11 ± 42.36 22.18 ± 4.26 104.00 ± 81.05  
 35~ 8292 4099(49.43) 13(0.16) 2876(34.68) 1304(15.73) 32.51 ± 37.69 23.12 ± 5.36 103.02 ± 50.20  
 40~ 6664 3412(51.20) 25(0.38) 2046(30.70) 1181(17.72) 32.50 ± 38.63 24.23 ± 6.73 98.06 ± 54.48  
 45~ 7098 3774(53.17) 25(0.35) 1941(27.35) 1358(19.13) 38.53 ± 38.32 25.07 ± 8.23 95.35 ± 41.01  
 50~ 9529 5035(52.84) 32(0.34) 2254(23.65) 2208(23.17) 41.18 ± 39.94 26.16 ± 9.00 97.54 ± 44.90  
 55~ 6887 3811(55.34) 25(0.36) 1476(21.43) 1575(22.87) 43.84 ± 43.72 26.39 ± 9.70 100.66 ± 50.84  
 60~ 18,057 11,136(61.67) 81(0.45) 3199(17.72) 3641(20.16) 39.93 ± 40.57 28.72 ± 12.56 96.49 ± 53.48  
Education          χ2 = 3219.11
P = 0.000
 illiteracy 1510 1127(74.64) 4(0.26) 159(10.53) 220(14.57) 39.91 ± 37.58 30.51 ± 14.20 93.61 ± 40.35  
 Primary school 5856 3851(65.76) 31(0.53) 812(13.87) 1162(19.84) 40.72 ± 42.06 27.35 ± 12.07 97.77 ± 48.21  
 Junior middle school 24,107 13,248(54.95) 91(0.38) 5257(21.81) 5511(22.86) 39.58 ± 40.20 26.0 ± 9.88 97.19 ± 49.09  
 High school 18,281 9603(52.53) 65(0.36) 5107(27.94) 3506(19.18) 36.68 ± 40.38 24.95 ± 8.73 99.82 ± 53.97  
 Graduate 22,577 11,158(49.42) 85(0.38) 8315(36.83) 3019(13.37) 30.22 ± 38.73 24.21 ± 7.53 101.33 ± 59.37  
 Postgraduate 2667 1161(43.53) 2(0.07) 1322(49.57) 182(6.81) 23.65 ± 30.18 25.49 ± 7.20 93.66 ± 42.24  
Annual household income          χ2 = 1830.90
P = 0.000
  < 4000$ 14,938 9082 74 2504 3278 43.29.21 ± 44.61 26.69 ± 10.83 100.45 ± 55.76  
 4000$-20,000$ 45,845 24,571 154 12,926 8194 36.81 ± 38.95 25.25 ± 9.17 96.93 ± 49.35  
 20,000$-40,000$ 12,083 5593 45 4619 1826 33.97 ± 39.81 24.78 ± 8.13 103.83 ± 55.29  
  ≥ 40,000$ 2132 902 5 923 302 38.45 ± 38.66 24.97 ± 7.53 91.43 ± 39.24  
Occupation          χ2 = 3859.61
P = 0.000
 Government Employee 8778 4160(47.39) 30(0.34) 3127(35.62) 1461(16.61) 36.18 ± 40.86 24.07 ± 6.88 101.38 ± 51.16  
 Corporate Employee 12,156 6290(51.74) 54(0.44) 3376(27.77) 2436(20.04) 35.89 ± 40.32 24.37 ± 7.81 99.22 ± 57.23  
 Teacher & Institute Employee 10,144 4667(46.01) 35(0.35) 4085(40.27) 1357(13.38) 29.57 ± 32.71 24.03 ± 6.92 95.02 ± 46.57  
 Urban or rural worker 16,504 8362(50.67) 56(0.34) 4443(26.92) 3643(22.07) 36.03 ± 39.03 25.79 ± 9.89 96.39 ± 51.22  
 Retiree 9487 5950(62.72) 31(0.33) 1953(20.59) 1553(16.37) 39.45 ± 40.41 29.03 ± 12.93 96.92 ± 55.28  
 Other 17,929 10,719(59.79) 72(0.40) 3988(22.24) 3150(17.57) 41.98 ± 42.78 25.70 ± 9.60 100.22 ± 48.87  
  1. aAlcohol_intake assessed by grams of ethanol per day (grams/day)
  2. bHeavy drinker: those who consum more then 60 g of ethanol per day